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Carmen Jones

Please help me.

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Carmen Jones

So I'm not sure what a "normal" outbreak looks like. When I was diagnosed in August with hsv2 through an IGM blood test I didn't have any lesions, but I was EXTREMELY ill. (Tonsillitis, body aches, intense sore throat etc..) But since I havent really been having any issues....until today. My period is coming, but there are some other things going on. The left side of my vagina tingles a bit, but that used to happen a lot before I contracted Herpes. Also, I have one small bump on my left lip, it hurts a little but I've always had issues with ingrown hairs down there so I can never tell the difference. I believe I'm having an outbreak though because of the reasons mentioned, in addition to the fact my sore throat has returned. I don't feel sick, but when I initially contracted my sore throats lasted for three weeks straight. Does anyone else experience sore throats during an outbreak? Is this something that typically happens? Doctors continue to tell me my throat has nothing to do with my herpes but CLEARLY there's a relationship, I feel. Can anyone help me out?

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WilsoInAus

Please obtain the IgG test, his will tell you what you need to know. It will be worth your while I’m sure!

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WannaCry

IGM tests should NEVER be used for adults. This is information directly from herpes experts themselves. (Terri Warren,  Dr Anna Wald, Dr Edwwrd Hook, Dr Hunter Handsfield)

In adults non HSV based proteins can trip the test and give false negatives. IGM tests should only ever be used on infants for diagnostic use for HSV. It is outdated and WRONG knowledge to use it on adults.

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Carmen Jones

It was an IGG, my mistake. I should have proof read. 

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WilsoInAus

I don’t understand, you’ve only ever had an IgM test right?

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Jimmyjimmyhuapua

We discussed this here a lot when you got diagnosed you are starting to establish a relationship between herpes and other sympthoms. Thats because you were not realising some health issues before herpes now you started to pay too much attention on your body and health. I had the same situation also.  When i was diagnised i started to discover at my body more than before. Your doc is right herpes is not related with throat issues, it can tingle can make you itchy these are sympthoms. Then burning sensation maybe. 

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